Cattle hearts in high demand for biomedical uses

In New Zealand, 10.4 million beef and dairy cattle have hearts and the heart’s pericardium is becoming quite high in demand thanks to the...

MasterCard credit cards to go green with Greener Payments Partnership

In New York, Mastercard, Gemalto, Giesecke+Devrient and IDEMIA joined together to commit to more sustainable credit cards by launching the Greener Payments Partnership to...

New cheaper bio-ink to help human organ and tissue production

In Canada, researchers at the University of British Columbia developed a new bio-ink that can fabricate human organs and tissue at a lower cost...

Stora Enso and museum to build Stockholm’s smartest wood building

In Sweden, with Stora Enso as the principal partner and donations of SEK 85 million, Tekniska Museet – Sweden’s National Museum of Science and...

Healthcare sector gets biobased disposable medical aprons

In Sweden, the southernmost county, with Malmö as its main city, and its regional council is procuring 5.2 million bio-based disposable aprons and medical...

100% biobased thermally stable polyamide possible from turpentine oil waste

In Germany, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB are investigating a sustainable alternative for the production of new high-performance...

Gingko Bioworks Sees Peach Scents Now, Self-Copying iPhones in the Future

In Massachusetts, Gingko Bioworks is seeing the future of programming biology as going beyond its current manufacturing of scents and flavors and someday programming...

Report says biobased biodegradable plastics to reach 1,356.9 thousand tons by 2020

In the United Kingdom, Future Market Insights states in its latest report that the global bio-based biodegradable plastics market is expected to demonstrate a...

Ever Dream of Testing Biochemical Reactions in 10,000 Different Conditions at the Same Time?

In Japan, it may have taken two years, but researchers have made it possible to test a biochemical reaction in 10,000 different conditions faster...

More natural breasts – Biomaterial breast implants could replace silicone ones

In Ireland, Dr Niamh O’Halloran of NUI Galway is using biomaterials to offer natural implants to women who have undergone a mastectomy. The usual...

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